Pictures by Les Biggs: Nick Shaw’s heroics nearly earn Town a draw: An injury time strike by ex Whitstable midfielder Dan Stubbs, thwarted a hard working Town performance on Tuesday night. He was able to get on the end of a Ryan Dolby cross to find the back of the net. However the highlight of the evening was the performance of Town goalkeeper Nick Shaw who had the crowd purring over his performance as they left the ground.
He made at least four superb saves and without his efforts Margate’s win may have been more convincing. The early action resulted in few goal scoring opportunities with the first real chance coming in the 24th minute when Margate fired wide.
In the next minute Shaw produced his first save pushing the ball over the bar. Jake Beecroft had three opportunities before half time but was unable to convert. The half time 0-0 score line was a fair reflection of the first half.
Margate had the lion’s share of the play in the second half with Town defending stoutly. Whitstable did have their opportunities. They managed to defend against a couple of goal mouth melees but it was in the 70th minute that Nick Shaw again produced a marvellous save pushing the ball again over the bar.
Picture by Les Biggs:: WTFC keeper Nick Shaw in action: One minute later he was at it again making another great save. Then on 87 minutes he again pushed the ball over the bar which seemed to gain Town a hard working draw. But Whitstable were disappointed when Dan Stubbs got his last gasp goal.
A good work out – just a pity about the result!!!
Team: Shaw, Heard, Suter, Hamshare, Healey, Everitt, Southall, Wisker, Beecroft, Abel, Luchford, Lloyd, MacKenzie, Morrish, Vahid, Sinden, Sayer, Pulman.